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post #1 of 11 Old 10-11-2010, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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converting to single wheel to dually

I have a 2006 short bed single wheel f350 crew cab and I am thinking ok converting it into a dually. The gvwr tag on the door should be good because it is 11,500lb. the only real issue I have is the rear axle. The rear axle on single rear wheel truck is or is not the same? Is the dually axle longer? Is the dually axle a Dana and the single wheel a sterling? The front end is just wheel adaptors?
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Rear axle is a Dana 80. Get an 05 - 07 normal F-350 dually axle it will bolt right up. Do not use a Cab Chassis axle. Front is just wheel spacers. Don't forget the dually rims 2 steel and 4 aluminum. Did you price out fenders?

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Single to Dually

Hi, I have a 2005 Dually, and am converting it to single wheel. The rear diff will need to be swapped as noted to a D80. The front will need the wheel studs pulled from the unit bearings and these get replaced with the mounting bolt/stud for the adapter. These are a coarse thread and are shorter that the wheel stud. Also you will need the nuts for the mounting bolts. The wheel studs that came out of the unit bearings can be used in the dually adapters, if required. The adapters should come with studs if you are buying used.

Apparently the rotors, calipers and caliper mounts are different part numbers from the single wheel truck but i don't see any need to change them.

I pulled my front wheel adapters and test fit a set of stock 17" steel wheels and they fit just fine.

Also, a dually box/ flat deck and 6 tires and wheels will help out.

I will hopefully have mine all done before Christmas, so if you need conversion parts i will have a nice pile of low mileage parts!!

Good luck.
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I wouldn't do the swap unless you absolutely need to. The SRW can handle a lot of weight, with 19.5" wheels, and a good anti-sway bar and some other stuff it can really haul ***. That said, if you do the swap, I'd find someone locally who wants to swap their dually to a SRW. It makes it very easy, just park the trucks side-by-side and swap it all over to each other. Good luck
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Hey I am interested in your dually parts WESTEC. Long or short bed?
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It is a nice conversion I did mine was real easy and you can still work on them from any parts store

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Hey guys I just created an account today. I have a 2005 F-350 Dually Longbed and I want to Convert to a a Single Rear Wheel in the Rear. I am from the boston area. Truck has low miles. Anyone looking to change their srw to a dually? Like said before park next to one another and we can swap the parts.
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This what my son and i are doing to our 95psd, the only problem so far is finding how tight the axle u bolts are suppose to be somewhere theres torque specs just got to find them.
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Hi all, Just picked up an 01 F-350 SRW,7.3L, and want to convert it to a DRW, I'm pulling a 40ft enclosed car trailer and don't think the SRW could do it, Am I wrong? Does the DRW rear fit in, and is the front a rotor and spacer swap, any help is so appreciated,
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Truck looks awsome, what did you have to do to convert it and was it lowered?
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